Lack of equipment is threatening Iran's historical photo archive, which is one of the most important in the world.
A total of 9438 negatives and 1040 albums
containing over 40,000 photos are preserved at the archive located at
Tehran's Golestan Museum Palace, the Persian service of CHN reported on
The decay of the paper used to wrap the negatives has
spoiled many photos, some of which were taken in the nineteenth century
during the Qajar era. The negatives can never be restored.
coverings of the negatives, which are made of ordinary paper, have not
been replaced since 1979.
Read the complete article in the Tehran Times.